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Rogue Elephant
Weatherlight Common


Reviewed April 29, 2004

Constructed:
Casual:
Limited:

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Chris
Gerhardt

* game store owner in CA, ShuffleAndCut

Rogue Elephant was the base for a mainstream deck known as Stompy. It focused on low cost creatures and spells that were overpowered compared to their cost, like Rancor.  Throw a bunch of them in the same deck, and you got a mega-aggro deck that whipped the snot out of an opponent before they could blink.

The deck was excellent, and if you're into super aggro, it could be a very fun casual deck.  The great thing about casual is you can pull any card from any set to trick out your deck...it doesn't matter if it's "not in Type 2" so you can pick the best stuff from any set.

In limited, having a 3/3 on turn 1 is pretty decent. If you feel the rest of your deck is aggressive, it would be a nice add.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 3
  
   Current Price:
Rogue Elephant - Weatherlight - $0.95

   Combos Well With:
Rancor - Urza's Legacy - $2.46
 


Judge Bill

*Level 2
MTG Judge

*game store employee

Rogue Elephant
 
I'm surprised this card was never reviewed. When you think of Stompy in type 1, this is the first creature you should think of including. A power and toughness of 3 for one green mana is very hard to come by. Even though you have to sacrifice a Forest to keep this around, it's a very small price to pay.
 
In casual and limited, it's just as good. A fast clock from a very durable creature. Think of this the next time you play green.
 
Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4
 


DeQuan
Watson

* game store owner (The Game Closet - Waco,TX)

* pro tour player

* Scrye writer since 2002

STOMPY! STOMPY! STOMPY!  What a fun constructed card!
 
Casual players hate losing land almost as much as they hate taking damage from lands.
 
In limited play, this is just another body.  Not a bad thing though since it's a 3/3.
 
STOMPY!
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 2
 


Jeff Zand
i

5 Time Pro Tour
Veteran

Level 2 Judge

Rogue Elephant
Bart Simpson won his elephant friend from a wacky radio station contest, but
Stompy (or Stampy) went on to be an integral part of one of the best
aggressive creature decks of all time. Sometimes this card was combo'd with
another elephant card from Weatherlight that let you bring back the land you
sacrificed on turn one to the Rogue Elephant. In reality, the card
disadvantage from Rogue Elephant was rarely a big problem. Stompy decks ran on very little mana, clobbering their opponents with fast green creatures
and topped off with the power of a spunky little creature enchantment called
Rancor. In limited, Rogue Elephant was a little less awesome, but still
playable.
CONSTRUCTED: 4.0
CASUAL:              4.0
LIMITED:              3.0
 


Andy
 Van Zandt

Rogue Elephant
A stompy staple,  one mana for 3 power being well outside the general curve.  Too bad he rotated out.  Not much to say...  you know what you get and in which decks he goes.  Playable in limited if you need the creature slot-  great first turn,  not so great after that.
constructed 3
casual 3
limited 3
 

Ray "Monk"
Powers
* Level 3 DCI Judge
*DCI Tournament Organizer
*Game Store Owner (Gamer's Edge)

Rogue Elephant

 

Rogue Elephant was a defining card for so long in Magic. A 3/3 for 1 mana, it was the Green playerís early beat stick, and the impetuous for some of the twelve and then ten land green decks that did so well in limited for so long. In mi/vi/wl draft it was fun to draft these with the Harvest Wurms that got land back. It was obvious, but fun. 

 

Constructed:                 4

Casual:                         4

Limited:                        3

 
Jason
Matthews


* Level 1 DCI Judge

*game store employee

* gaming for over 15 years
Rogue Elephant

I played the heck out of this card when it was legal. I will gladly sacrifice a forest on turn one for a three power and three toughness creature. This card on turn one and a Rancor on turn two has killed many an opponent on the opposite side of the table from me. Really nice artwork for a really good card. If you want to play a casual green stompy deck this is you card. In limited itís a solid card just because most colors donít get a creature this big for turn one. IN constructed it was just a monster of card for no real cost.

Constructed 3

Casual 3.5

Limited 3.5

 

Jonathan
Pechon


2 Grand Prix Top 8's

Multiple Pro Tour appearances

Rogue Elephant

 

BILL MACEY, COME ON DOWN!

 

This guy epitomized the aggressive nature of the old Stompy decks, letting you spit out a 3/3 on the first turn that you could follow up with something like Rancor.  I could see this guy getting the reprint treatment some day soon; he helped make a pretty decent deck good back in the day.  However, green decks donít normally come this aggressive nowadays, playing more expensive threats (or things like Tooth and Nail).

 

Stompy decks donít strike me as the most fun things to play in casual games; there are plenty of other monsters that can make a more substantial dent in the game.  The G casting-cost is so common in Mental, there are so many good spells to use with this, that you really donít want to be just using this for a guy.  Think Oxidize, for one.

 

Mirage-block draft was about very large, expensive creatures and bounce.  While this can fight with the big creatures, having this bounced back to your hand seems like a horrendous thing to have happen.  Better to just stick to the original plan of a fatty that doesnít cost you land.

 

Constructed:  3.0

Casual:  2.5

Limited:  2.5

 
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Rogue Elephant

I donít know how good this card is, or if itís even good. I think it is good. 3/3 on turn 1 at the sac of a land is good for aggro as most of their creatures should only cost 1-3 mana anyway. I donít think I should go into great detail about cost efficiency and all, so Iíll leave my estimate at that.

In Limited, still good, just because of its speed.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 4
Limited: 3.5
 
 

 

 

 

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